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Major oil companies commit to carbon pricing at Vatican

Jun. 14, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Some of the world's major oil producers pledged Friday to support "economically meaningful" carbon pricing regimes after a personal appeal from Pope Francis to avoid "perpetrating a brutal act of injustice" against the poor and future generations. The companies, including ExxonMobil,...

Emails: Trump official consulted global warming rejecters

Jun. 14, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Trump administration national security official has sought help from advisers to a think tank that disavows climate change to challenge widely accepted scientific findings on global warming, according to his emails. The request from William Happer, a member of the National Security...

Correction: Bitcoin-Carbon Footprint story

Jun. 14, 2019 9:29 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — In a story June 13 about the carbon footprint of bitcoin, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the electricity required for a bitcoin transaction results in hundreds of times as much CO2 emitted as a credit card payment. It is hundreds of thousands of times as much. A corrected...

Presidential hopeful John Hickenlooper calls for carbon tax

Jun. 13, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A carbon tax is part of the climate plan that Democratic presidential candidate John Hickenlooper is backing. He's the latest candidate to outline a plan to combat global warming. Along with the carbon tax, the former Colorado governor would spend $350 billion on green infrastructure and...

Britain to intensify fight against climate change

Jun. 12, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's outgoing prime minister on Wednesday announced plans to eliminate the country's net contribution to climate change by 2050 as Europe's effort to slow global warming picked up speed. Theresa May said the plan will be put before Parliament later in the day. The amendment to the 2008...

Trump's 'poor leadership' criticized by ex-leaders' group

Jun. 11, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Former Irish president Mary Robinson, who heads the group of prominent former leaders founded by Nelson Mandela, criticized President Donald Trump for "poor leadership" Tuesday, saying it is aggravating the world's difficulty in uniting to tackle climate change and the threat of...

In hot water? Study says warming may reduce sea life by 17%

Jun. 11, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The world's oceans will likely lose about one-sixth of their fish and other marine life by the end of the century if climate change continues on its current path, a new study says. Every degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) that the world's oceans warm, the total mass of sea animals is...

Radiohead to release stolen music for climate campaigners

Jun. 11, 2019 9:12 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Radiohead says a trove of unreleased music has been stolen for ransom. But instead of paying up, the band will release it in aid of environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion. Guitarist Jonny Greenwood tweeted that about 18 hours of material from around the time of Radiohead's 1997...

AP FACT CHECK: No sign of Trump-Mexico deal on farm goods

Jun. 10, 2019 12:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is bragging about a new deal with Mexico that provides for "large" sales of U.S. farm goods, but it doesn't appear to exist. In weekend tweets, he announced in all capital letters that he had won the agreement to benefit America's "great patriot farmers," and that...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and the credit and blame game

Jun. 8, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The apportioning of credit and blame went awry in President Donald Trump's remarks over the past week. He hailed pristine air quality that isn't, placed responsibility on Mexico for the entire U.S. drug problem and told Puerto Ricans they should love him because he got them hurricane aid...